It is a philatelic collection of my blog.
I collected horse ,painting -in particular the classical paintings of women,and Japanese painting.
In addition, I have been collecting China's postmark, the Chinese New Year stamp collecting materials,I also interested in the various countries of the FDCs.
I hope my blog can bring happiness to you so that you share my enthusiasm......

29 January 2009


I have waited for Mr. Jose Luis mail, received finally today. He exchanges gives my these 3 FDCs is good. What a pity, I need other FDCs actually in this time has not mailed…. But, I thank him.

Horse's philatelic materials

From Belgium sent philatelic material related to the horse, I received in January 29, 2009. Many thanks to my friend in Belgium for sending me these nice materials!

The painting of Magic Horse

Horses have been very important to humans for millennia, and we still love to have them around.

Six Steeds of the Zhaoling Mausoleum

Six Steeds of the Zhaoling Mausoleum are six stone relief sculptures of steeds that were located at the corridors on both sides of the altar on the northern slope of the Zhaoling Mausoleum, where Emperor Taizong, the first emperor of the Tang Dynasty (599-649) and his empress were buried. The six steeds were six precious warhorses of Taizong, on which he fought the battles for the unification of China. The steeds had different horsehair colors, vigorous posture and extraordinary temperament. Emperor Taizong ordered to put the stone carvings of the six steeds right beside the mausoleum when the construction of Zhaoling began, so as to commemorate the horses that were once his sole company in the battles and to remind his posterity of the hardship in initiating undertakings, while displaying his life-time battle achievements.

The names of the six steeds are Telebiao, Qingmajia, Shifachi, Saluzi, Quanmaoju, and Baitiwu. Carved on six slates of 2.5 meters high and 3 meters wide, the six steeds were in high relief, vividly exhibiting their posture and character by a few compact lines and accurate sculpts and telling their soul-stirring stories of galloping on the battlefields with arrows piercing their bodies.


The sculptures are the embodiment of our achievements in carving art in the Tang Dynasty. Resorting to compact and profound technique and the subject of steeds galloping on battleground, the lifelike sculpts later become the gem of stone carving art, as well as the witness of the history of Tang.

But unfortunately, the set of stonework was damaged by smugglers in the early 20th century, when two------Saluzi,Quanmaoju of them were shipped out to the USA in 1914 and are now exhibited in the museum of the University of Pennsylvania. The other four original works were dismembered to several pieces for shipping abroad by secondhand smugglers in 1918, when the crime was deterred during their transference to the northern suburb of Xi'an. Today, the four steeds are exhibited in Shaanxi Provincial Museum.

The Mouse Marrying Off His Daughter

In ancient China, there was a custom to celebrate the day of the mouse marrying off his daughter. The celebrations would normally take place on the night of the 25th of the first lunar month, when every household would stay in the dark with no lit candles or lights. The whole family would scatter some rice and salt on the floor before quietly sitting at the warmer end of a kang (a heatable brick bed in North China) and eating some special food made of flour in the dark. The reason that they would eat the meal as quietly as possible was that they wanted to provide convenience to the mouse that was marrying off his daughter on that night. Otherwise, the mouse would get offended and bring harm in the rest of the year.

The "rats marrying off daughter" is one of the most popular. Here goes the story:
When the rats' daughter reaches the age of marriage, they tell her to select the most powerful to be her husband. After careful consideration, the rat daughter decides that the sun is most powerful. She asks the sun to marry her.

The Sun says, "Dark Cloud can block sunrays. He is more powerful. You'll be better off marring Dark Cloud."

The rat daughter proposes to Dark Cloud. Dark Cloud says, "Wind can blow me away. He is more powerful. You'll be better off marring Wind."

The rat daughter proposes to Wind. Wind says, "Wall can stop me. He is more powerful. You'll be better off marring Wall."

The rat daughter proposes to Wall. But Wall says, "If rats dig holes in me, I collapse. I'm afraid of rats."

Wall's words remind the rat daughter of Cat, rats' natural enemy. It appears to her now Cat must be the most powerful. She decides to marry Cat.

Cat agrees right away. They choose a lucky date, the 7th night of the New Year, as their wedding day. The rats carry the bride in a bright red sedan chair, all the way beating gongs and drums.

As soon as the bride goes into the bridal chamber, Cat eats her. "Hiding my bride in my stomach is the best way to protect her from other bullies," Cat says.